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French court rules American man detained after ‘So I raped you’ Facebook message can be extradited

Jul. 08, 2024 12:32 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — A French court ruled on Monday that the American man accused of sexually assaulting a Pennsylvania college student in 2013 and later sending her a Facebook message that said, “So I raped you,” can be extradited to the United States. Ian Cleary, 31, of...

Accused scammer who claimed to be Irish heiress has been extradited to UK to face charges

Jul. 02, 2024 09:28 AM EDT

A woman accused of traveling across the U.S. claiming to be an Irish heiress and scamming several victims out of tens of thousands of dollars has been extradited to the United Kingdom, a U.S. official said Tuesday. Marianne Smyth faces allegations that she stole more than $170,000...

Things to know about how Julian Assange and US prosecutors arrived at a plea deal to end his case

Jun. 29, 2024 00:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is back in Australia as a free man, having resolved through a plea deal a U.S. Justice Department case charging him with obtaining and publishing government secrets on his secret-spilling website. It was a stunning resolution to a...

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange returns to Australia a free man after US legal battle ends

Jun. 26, 2024 22:03 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange returned to his homeland Australia aboard a charter jet and raised a celebratory clenched fist as his supporters cheered Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to obtaining and publishing U.S. military secrets in a deal with Justice...

A timeline of the legal case involving WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Jun. 26, 2024 15:36 PM EDT

The drawn-out legal case involving WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has concluded with his guilty plea to obtaining and publishing U.S. military secrets. In a deal with the U.S. Justice Department, Assange was sentenced Wednesday to the five years he'd already served in a British...

WikiLeaks’ Assange pleads guilty to publishing US military secrets in deal that secures his freedom

Jun. 25, 2024 23:38 PM EDT

SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange pleaded guilty to obtaining and publishing U.S. military secrets Wednesday in a deal with Justice Department prosecutors that secures his liberty and concludes a drawn-out legal saga that raised divisive questions about...

Who is Julian Assange, the polarizing founder of the secret-spilling website WikiLeaks?

Jun. 25, 2024 21:54 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — He emerged on the information security scene in the 1990s as a “famous teenage hacker" following what he called an “ itinerant minstrel childhood” beginning in Townsville, Australia. But the story of Julian Assange, eccentric founder of secret-spilling website...

Timeline of the Julian Assange legal saga over extradition to the US on espionage charges

Jun. 25, 2024 01:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange headed to the Northern Mariana Islands on Tuesday to complete a plea deal with U.S. federal prosecutors that will allow him to walk free in return for a guilty plea. In a deal with the U.S. Justice Department, Assange will plead guilty...

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will plead guilty in deal with US that will allow him to walk free

Jun. 24, 2024 22:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will plead guilty to a felony charge in a deal with the U.S. Justice Department that will allow him to walk free and resolve a long-running legal saga that spanned multiple continents and centered on the publication of a trove of classified...

Timeline of the Julian Assange legal saga over extradition to the US on espionage charges

Jun. 24, 2024 22:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday left a British prison and will appear later this week in the U.S. federal court in the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. commonwealth in the Western Pacific. In a deal with the U.S. Justice Department, Assange will plead...